Tube and Pipe Fabrication


Filter Content

Tube bending with no straights? No problem - TheFabricator.com

Tube bending with no straights? No problem

November 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

A Wisconsin tube shop invests in an unusual, freeform bending technology that can bend tube sections with no straight sections between bends. Different radii requires no tool changeouts or complex tooling setups. Instead, an operator changes the code in the controller.

Continue Reading


Tube bender

All-electric, multisense tube benders enhance design freedom for OEMs, add flexibility for job shops

October 21, 2010 | By Jim Rutt

Challenged with shorter product life cycles and increased global competition, OEMs and job shops are looking for more flexible design and production equipment. All-electric, multisense tube benders are designed to meet their needs.

Continue Reading


Lincoln Electric pipeline welding seminar scheduled for October

September 21, 2010

Lincoln Electric will offer a free pipeline welding seminar for contractors and professionals in the pipeline industry. The two-day session will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the company’s corporate headquarters in...

Continue Reading


Two-axis CNC cutting machine, cuts/profiles pipe from 1 to 12in. OD up to 40 ft. long

September 21, 2010

The new MasterPipe™ profiler from Vernon Tool™ is a two-axis, CNC pipe cutting machine capable of cutting and profiling pipe from 1 to 12 in. OD and up to 40 ft. long. Powered by the company's WinMPM Microsoft® Windows®-based operating system, the machine consolidates setup, programming, and...

Continue Reading


Pipeline welding machine designed for transmission pipeline, structural steel, construction, fabrication, and MRO applications - TheFabricator.com

Pipeline welding machine designed for transmission pipeline, structural steel, construction, fabrication, and MRO applications

September 21, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 350 PipePro diesel engine-driven welding machine and AC generator. The machine is designed for transmission pipeline welding, as well as structural steel, construction, fabrication, and MRO applications. The unit provides 20 to 400 amps...

Continue Reading


The axis of safety - TheFabricator.com

The axis of safety

September 16, 2010 | By George Winton

A tube bender can be considered a collection of power presses and, as such, it needs more than just a few conventional barriers between the operator and the machine. Safety mats, interlocked switches, emergency-stop switches, and interlocked side plates are a few of the safety devices available to machine tool manufacturers.

Continue Reading


Boiler tube expanders allow operators to roll multiple tubes rapidly - TheFabricator.com

Boiler tube expanders allow operators to roll multiple tubes rapidly

September 13, 2010

MILLHOG® air-powered tube expanders and rolling motors for creating steel-to-steel mechanical seals in boilers, heat exchangers, and condensers are available from Esco Tool. The tools feature precise torque control from 25 to 325 ft.-lbs. for tube expansion and wall reduction to create...

Continue Reading


Cold sawing turned inside out - TheFabricator.com

Cold sawing turned inside out

September 10, 2010 | By Richard Marando

Cold sawing, widely used for cutting tubes, pipes, bars, and profiles for decades, has evolved steadily over time through advances in materials, coolants, coatings, tooth forms, and cemented carbides. However, new tube, pipe, bar, and profile materials are harder to cut than conventional materials, so some factors such as sawing speed and noise haven't improved much. A new machine and blade design has the potential to help fabricators substantially.

Continue Reading


wire and Tube China 2010 see record participation

September 7, 2010

The upcoming wire China 2010, the 4th All China - International Wire and Cable Industry Trade Fair, and Tube China 2010, the 4th All China - International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, will be larger than ever before. A record 1,200 exhibitors from around the world will occupy 801,900 sq. ft. of...

Continue Reading


CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities - TheFabricator.com

CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities

August 30, 2010

Maruka offers the Chiyoda Kogyo EX series CNC tube benders with Windows® XP-based control system. The modularly designed main body has little interference area. The machine features the performance characteristics of the SP series CNC bending machine, along with extendability and new...

Continue Reading


Weld heads suitable for restricted-clearance applications - TheFabricator.com

Weld heads suitable for restricted-clearance applications

August 23, 2010

AMI offers model 21 weld heads for fusion welding. Used with the company's model 207 power supply, the weld heads provide high clamping and alignment performance, the manufacturer states. Automated clamping combined with tube centering and alignment verification help lower setup time and...

Continue Reading


All-electric tube bender performs left-hand, right-hand, variable radius bending in multistack configuration - TheFabricator.com

All-electric tube bender performs left-hand, right-hand, variable radius bending in multistack configuration

August 17, 2010

BLM's Smart is a new all-electric tube bender with 3-D visual graphic programming (VGP3D) software capable of bending tubes up to 1.10 in. in diameter. The bender can perform left-hand, right-hand, and variable-radius bending in a multistack configuration. The machine can be equipped with an...

Continue Reading


End forming/roll forming machine offers new control system, includes maintenance diagnostics - TheFabricator

End forming/roll forming machine offers new control system, includes maintenance diagnostics

August 10, 2010

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced the model M10-H3-R end forming/roll forming machine, featuring standard MTD components and using the same tooling as the M71-H-3 and 24008 machines. The unit offers the new HMI programmable, flexible control system and includes diagnostics for...

Continue Reading


Semiautomatic mandrel bender has capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles - TheFabricator

Semiautomatic mandrel bender has capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles

August 10, 2010

CML USA offers the Ercolina® TM76 mandrel bender. It has a bending capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles, capable of bends to CLR as small as 1.5xD. A USB offers unlimited storage of bend programs, material library, and job information. The company also offers rotary draw...

Continue Reading


Pipe and tube cutoff machine autofeeder introduced

August 10, 2010

Continental Pipe and Tube Cut-Off Machines has introduced the PDS series programmable autofeeder. The system provides consistent cuts and is simple to set up and program, according to the manufacturer. The autofeeder, which frees the operator for other tasks, can be retrofitted to one of the...

Continue Reading